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Nov 30, 2012 12:00am PST
that same thing or something like it. what we have right now with president obama's action is a temporary measure. we need something permanent and this is always -- this has always been an issue that we needed to deal with in a humane rational way and if f this bill represents the place to start, that's great. >> suarez: well ear about to make a career move, a move for the people of your state. one thing voters said consistent through twelve was that they didn't get a sense that congress was getting much done. do you have optimism that the next congress is going to be different from this last one? >> i do. mostly because we have to. we're at a point on the fiscal issues where we actually have to reach an agreement and perhaps if we do so in this lame duck session or early the session then maybe than will set the stage for other areas as well. we've got to on the regulatory front deal with these issues in a partisan way as well. i'm anxious to get started there and hopefully we can. >> suarez: arizona's senator elect jeff flake, thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me on. >> brown:
PBS
Nov 29, 2012 12:00am PST
to try to withhold the tax money they collect. >> right. we'll have to see for sure. but i think that is a big factor. i think a second element in this is the counterintuitive relationship that is emerging between president obama and prime minister netanyahu as a result of gaza. i was in jerusalem, i was in ramallah last week and during gaza and it was striking how the prime minister's people were very delighted by the statement of the president in east asia. >> warner: you're talking about the prime minister of israel were delightd? >> right. and that therefore this is -- they're not looking for something and it also may add that we just came off of a couple days ago and netanyahu will maximize the vote which also says that you can manage the american account. >> warner: but abbas as a leader in the palestinian community has been adversely affected by gaza, has he not? >> oh, most certainly. most certainly. >> warner: and his whole path toward negotiation? >> basically the message incoming from hamas is negotiation and diplomacy have produced nothing, throwing missiles into isra
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 12:00am PST
, president obama rejected a proposal from house speaker john boehner. he spoke on bloomberg television. >> unfortunately the speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. i'm happy to entertain other ideas that the republicans may present. but we are not going to simply cut our way to prosperity or to cut our way out of this deficit problem that we have. we're going to need more revenues. in order to do that, that starts with higher rates for the folks at the top. >> reporter: the president did say today he would consider lowering rates again for the top two percent next year as part of a broader tax overhaul. the house republican plan envisions $2.2 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade. $800 billion would come from new revenues but with no hike in tax rates for top earners. instead the plan relies on $1.2 trillion in reduced spending including $600 billion from changes in medicare and medicaid. at the white house today, the president met with a bipartisan group of governors pressing his own plan for deficit reduction. that proposal, $1.6 trillion in revenue from
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